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  1. Their not imperial which the originals are but metric.
  2. Kieran, thank you I looked at the part numbers but not until you mentioned the 025N did I see it amoungst the part numbers. Luckily they are a standard size and 0f 16" or here 405mm and I can get them for $22AUD
  3. The Gas struts on my 400 with glass rear hatch work OK when hot but not when cold. I removed on and measured the pressure and when they are hot each one Takes 25KGs to compress strut which equates to 245 Newtons. and only 20KGs or 196Newtons cold Has any one measured a new one when cold? Or measure the pressure a new on please.
  4. I'm hour 45 minutes drive from SSC for a test drive. but I did a lot of research before deciding to drive the 400. but even just driving the car up the lane from SSC the car felt special and yes it was a cautious city drive but that's the thing a bout the EVORA it feel magic at slow and at speed.
  5. Is it just me or is all the rhetoric about the Emira should have been labeled at the Evora some time ago, all bar big the big screens.
  6. One other consideration is The EVORA is in Lotus history as to the Porsche 964 the EMIRA is a 993. The Next Porsche cars are the 996... as a comparison in history which is now, all be it many years down the track, which is the most valuable of the Porsche's now
  7. You might want to give stuff a go Rain-X 600001 Windshield Repair Kit. Ive used it a couple of times and has stopped the crack.
  8. Other people than I are more across engine light issues, however what codes are there?
  9. If I may pass comment, I wonder if there are corroded connections associated with the components that trigger the codes. as for the traction control that’s well documented being the brake switch. Carry a spare and get a SAAB on the GM ones are rubbish.
  10. This is an Oxymoron with some influencers "wisdom" the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgement; the quality of being wise. As for the Type 26 restored version here in Australia are already NA Evora money
  11. I suspect crash testing is due to the different tub it’s lower sills ,body work change, remember lotus couldn’t sell the EVORA 410 front clip US as it had to re crash tested. And the Crash test regs have been upped even since the 400. Marketing would also say it “all new”. they have to they are chasing a broader market. I don’t care if the EMIRA is “all new” or not, the EVORA is a bloody good car and with improved dealer net work can only be a good thing for all the LOTUS cars past the Esprit and M100. I only say this in regards the Australian cars, unless they decide to support the heritage aspect across the globe which won’t happen. one thing LOTUS could do is offer electric conversions (slap my wrist, did I write that) as the EVORA did have an Electric prototype. off for therapy now for writing that last sentence.
  12. Following on from the comments about Jayemm, here is another ...... I watched this until he said, “pre Emira they(lotus) were dry weather cars”. I stopped watching at that pint and noted my displeasure. in his defence (no idea why should do this) but it does show that up to this point in time people have been ignorant of how good the Evora is.
  13. I checked the Australian car sales site yesterday, and all the EVORA demos have hit the market at 40KAud under the original S210Aud asking price.
  14. Its obvious to me that Shmee hasn't been in a EVORA, so as an "influencer" this will be good for both the EMIRA sales and older V6 lotus cars
  15. Sorry, but 45 years of motoring life experience says other wise, EVORA's are great cars and they are, and to the people who own them, but the market perception is very different. its a classic market scenario no matter what the car is.
  16. I hope your correct, However my comment is generic in respect of the car market. It’s rare that an out going model of anything doesn’t take a hit in price. Rarity as I’ve found through my own personal experience of two excitedly rare exotics 1 of 430 cars, one of 35 RHD cars doesn’t equate to holding its value. It’s the perception of the market that affects the value. The fact that Lotus is upping the anti on the service network will work in the cars favour which will improve the markets perception and hopefully values.
  17. My two cents worth, is that there will be a drop in EVORA prices its classic car market scenario and happens all the time, except for the very limited edition cars. And as has been pointed out the Evora is a +2 it also has easily upgraded ICE. I really like the styling of the EMIRA and far more main stream it is things that appeal to the new younger car buyers ICE etc PDK box and it will steal sales from the Cayman just on looks. I am not a fan of having a big TV screens taking up dash space and no aux instruments. any one else notice the Mercedes interior parts Having said that there are some aspects of new cars I don't like and that they are dealer only servicing and have bespoke tyres isn't going to be cheap.
  18. Did any one else pick up on the fact the Emira has bespoke tyres, they may be 20” all round , yes the fronts will be a different size but the fronts have a different case structure to act like a 19” I started the Video at this discussion like spark plugs on the supercharged V6 they will be Lotus only.
  19. au-yt

    Lotus Emira

    The tyres for this car are bespoke, that’s concerning, means new tyres dealer only.
  20. au-yt

    Lotus Emira

    Its a Very good looking car, but I'm glad I didn't get up at 430 AEST to watch the release. Sorry I don't like the dash arrangements , I do like the gear change on the manual, and the air vent look like there from a Merc. I for one will keep my 400.
  21. As a followup the Ginetta arrived in early April and I collected it on the 22nd, looking a little unloved with a flat tyre and battery. Ive started a body off freshen up for its 30th birthday and historic registration.
  22. I agree I heard a 488 pull out onto a freeway, and it sounded like a moaning cow with flatulence. And there are lots of other New cars that sound the same
  23. He answers a question re problem that a costumer here in Australia had, with a new EVORA auto and the shift change, obviously didn't get told about the fist 1000, k learning issue
  24. If the hinges are engineered to be Scissor doors in the first place, they wont weigh any more than swing hinges, and remember the Evija doors probably weigh half that of Evora doors.
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